Friday, May 3, 2013

Appetizing Aperture

Pasta, peas and lobster look so pretty on the pasta plate at No. 246 and are indicative of the other new seasonal delights at the Decatur restaurant. Menu companions include a salad of local strawberries, shaved fennel, arugula, pistachio, stracchino, aged balsamic and EVO; jumbo asparagus soup with Gulf blue crab; spaghettini with Georgia white shrimp, spinach, sugar snap peas, garlic and pequin chilies; cavatelli plus North Georgia ramps, morels, asparagus and house-cured pancetta tesa; and lamb sausage with braised spring onions, wheat berries, rhubarb mustardo and red watercress ($9-$26). Couples can share veal osso buco for two with spring veggies and polenta ($49). For even more "ahh," begin with a spring-y cocktail such as the Fair Verona, Everything Nice, Pimm's Cup for the Spring, Southbound Spritz or the tequila and chili Aperol doused "Where There's Smoke" ($9-$12).

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